Mercedes To Launch U.S. EV Charging Network, Selects Renewable Energy Provider For Undertaking
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Mercedes-Benz announced, "far-reaching plans to launch a global high-power charging network across North America, Europe, China and other key markets."
"It will begin to be built this year in the US and Canada, followed by other regions around the globe," Mercedes said
In the U.S., the charging network will be supported by MN8 Energy, a leading renewable energy and battery storage developer and owner-operator
Mercedes is also partnering with ChargePoint for the U.S. charging infrastructure.
The total investment cost for the North American network will be just over 1 billion Euros, deployed over the next 6-7 years. The capital for this will be provided by Mercedes and MN8 in a roughly 50:50 split.
Starting this year, ChargePoint, Mercedes-Benz, and MN8 will develop more than 400 charging hubs across North America with more than 2,500 ChargePoint DC fast charging ports
"In line with its sustainable 'Ambition 2039' business strategy, Mercedes-Benz strives to enable its customers to charge with green energy at its own charging network. Preferably ensured via green electricity supply contracts or by using renewable energy certificates from an accredited supplier. Selected Mercedes-Benz charging hubs will also be equipped with photovoltaic systems to provide electricity for lighting and video surveillance, for example," Mercedes said
By 2027, a network totaling more than 400 hubs across North America with more than 2,500 high-power chargers is planned by Mercedes
MN8 Energy provides enterprise customers with renewable energy and related solutions on their journey to an electrified, decarbonized world, MN8 Energy says of its services, which include solar energy, storage, EV charging, and management of such energy and services
The Mercedes charging network will be public, but Mercedes drivers will have access to special features and other benefits, such as being able to reserve a charger for a specific time and automatic authentication functionality and seamless communication between the vehicle and the charging infrastructure